The Center for Victims of Torture (CVT) is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to providing trauma rehabilitative services to survivors of gross human rights abuses, including torture, and works toward a future in which gross human rights violations cease to exist and victims have hope for a new life. We are headquartered in Minnesota, USA with offices in Africa and the Middle East. We work locally, nationally, and internationally through programs that provide trauma rehabilitative services, conduct technical assistance and capacity building to human rights activists, civil society organizations, and local service providers around the world who can prevent and treat gross human rights abuses, and advocate for human rights and an end to gross human rights violations.
General Description of Role
Two positions are associated to a program designed to address the mental health needs of torture and trauma survivors living in Alemwatch refugee site, Dabat, Amhara Regional State, and conflict-affected populations in surrounding areas through direct services and capacity building of refugee and national staff.
- Attend, participate in, and utilize material covered in the intensive initial and ongoing trainings.
- Provide psychosocial counseling and psychological first aid to adult and children refugees in Alemwach and the surrounding areas.
- Complete quarterly reports, progress notes, and treatment plans on time.
- Sensitize, solve problems, dialogue, mediate with the wider population about issues of war, torture, trauma and SGBV.
- Expect to become proficient with CVT’s data collection tools, conduct and submit assessments and reports in a timely and accurate manner.
- Work closely with the M&E staff to ensure quality reporting
- Ensure all work with clients is confidential and that ethical practices are observed.
- Develop new and strengthen existing referral systems with other organizations in the region.
- Being able to maintain neutrality in all clinical activities as well as an attitude of inclusion towards the different communities in the target group based on values of appreciation and acceptance of diversity, equity and inclusion as well as upholding a human rights approach to services.
- Participate in group, individual, and live clinical supervision towards furthering the development and strengthening of clinical skills.
- Liaise with stakeholders and partner organizations as deemed necessary.
- Engage in quality self-care through supervision, debriefings and other shared sessions
- Assist with any other related activities as deemed necessary by the Counseling Supervisors and Psychotherapist-Trainer.
- Flexibility to change their duty stations temporarily or for the length of the contract according to the needs of the CVT target population.
- Flexibility to change the activities – within the same skill set – to adapt it to the project context and needs.
- Supervisor: The Counselor will be based in Dabat and report to the Psychotherapist-Trainer clinically and to Counseling Supervisors administratively.
Department: Clinical Program
Terms of employment: Initial contract from July 1st, 2023 through 30th June 2024 (60 business days of probationary period) with a possibility of continuation depending on funding availability.
Number of counsellors required: 1 (One)
Duty Station: Sekota, Amhara, Ethiopia
Duration: 12 months contract
- BA Degree in Psychology or Social Work.
- Minimum 1 year of experience working in a similar setting for INGOs. Experience working with SGBV survivors is desirable.
- Strong administrative skills.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including empathic listening.
- Fluency in English is required. Proficiency in Amharic, Tigrigna and other languages spoken by Eritrean refugees is highly desirable.
- Ability to work independently and in a team of diverse backgrounds.
- Ability to meet deadlines.
- Problem solving and communication skills.
- Able to maintain confidentiality
- Good team player, able to take direction and work collaboratively with others
- Relationship oriented
- Flexible and able to adapt to change
- Very good level of self-organization.
Please e-mail applications to [email protected] and [email protected] before June 8, 2023 5:00pm, with the subject title “Counselor Position Application [Your Name]”. E-mails with attachments should not exceed a total of 1MB or not more than three pages. Please send applications and CV for this time. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a written exam and interview.
Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Address Ethiopia